Tour du Mont Blanc

A classic European walk through France, Italy & Switzerland

You'll love walking tour du mont blanc.

The memories of a walk on the Tour du Mont Blanc will stay with you forever! 

The Tour du Mont Blanc trek is demanding – climbing six passes, traversing around huge glaciers and hiking through spectacular alpine scenery – but incredibly rewarding.

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic walking adventure and is justly famous as one of the world's best Alpine treks; every step of the way offers jaw-dropping scenery with many points of interest along the way. 

Every single step offers incredible mountain scenery: unfolding panoramas of glaciers and jagged peaks, meadows with alpine cows and wildflowers, ibex, friendly marmots, verdant forest, and refuges perched spectacularly on mountain passes. 

the raw travel difference.


Authentic accommodation

No dormitories here. Our Alps trips use a mixture of small hotels and refuges with private rooms so you can come back to a comfortable room each night and get a good night's sleep - an essential component for your enjoyment where you are working hard on the trails each day.


International Mountain Leaders

We have our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain leaders. Not only do they know the trek routes exceptionally well but they will excel in looking after you; your safety is our priority in an alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.


luggage delivery & food extras

We have our own experienced driver who meets our clients and takes charge of the luggage delivery each day with his private vehicle, no mules here. We supplement the food provided by the refuges with fresh food items every day brought in by our driver for your breakfast, lunch and snacks. In our experience, a well-fed walker is a happy walker.


Local support, local Insights

Some of our team live in Chamonix year-round and know the area intimately, so they can offer you the best of the variants to the main route and inform you about the unmissable local attractions.


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A fantastic trek through the Alps with stunning scenery, flora and fauna. We couldn’t have done it without our RAW Travel guide Dave, he kept us safe, satiated and happy!

Eleanor Mieken Sawyer (VIC)
June 2019

This hike was by far the best holiday experience I’ve ever had. Definitely a must do! We had an amazing guide who had a wealth of knowledge and was absolutely fantastic. It is the combination of nature, culture and at the end of the day accomplishing something amazing that makes this experience special.

Rakesh Quinn (NSW)
June 2019

A challenging walk through spectacular scenery. A truly amazing experience!

Annette Walters (QLD)
July 2019

I absolutely loved our guided hike of the Tour du Mt Blanc. Whilst it was challenging, it was still thoroughly enjoyable, and the sense of achievement on completing it was immeasurable. The scenery was spectacular – I felt like I was in the Sound of Music! 

Angela Webber (VIC)
June 2019

We enjoyed the whole experience; including the challenging walks every day, the magnificent views, great company in our fellow trekkers and a special mention about our guide, Julien, who did a terrific job in planning the best routes, arranging lunch and snacks, booking dinners and most importantly, guiding us safely through the whole trek.

Peter Ronald Tunks (VIC)
June 2019

An amazing trek, with a great group and a tremendous guide.

Daniel Robert Toole (Switzerland)
June 2019

The scenery was magnificent but what made this trip unforgettable was our fantastic and professional guide and the company of our fellow RAW travellers.

Andrew Treloar (NSW)
June 2019

Exploring tour du mont blanc.

Click on each of the trail points to read about each destination.


This town is dominated by the mighty Mont Blanc massif with tumbling glaciers visible from the main street. There are many attractions including the Aguille Du Midi cablecar with its stupendous views and restaurant, the glacier express railway, and whitewater rafting right in the town. Plus Europe's best selection of outdoor gear shops along its attractive streets.

Col De Bonhomme

After walking through the beautiful valley of Contamines you begin the long upwards trek to the Col du Bonhomme where you can enjoy extraordinary views back along the forested valleys, across to the glaciated flanks of Mont Blanc and all the surrounding mountain ranges. There is also a fine refuge to enjoy a picnic lunch.

The Val Veni & Courmayeur

The walk from the Col de Seigne 2516m down into Italy is truly breathtaking, passing the high Refuge Elisabetta and soaring mountain spires. The Italian ski town of Courmayeur provides a welcome taste of civilisation at the midway point of the trek.

La Fouly & the Val Ferret

Your first stop in Switzerland lives up to the hype – the picture-perfect scenery of the Val Ferret is hard to overstate. La Fouly sits at the head of a verdant forested valley, populated by small hamlets of old Swiss wooden chalets. It is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

'The Grand Balcon'

This stunning walk high above the Chamonix valley is truly exhilarating as you look across at the jagged spires of the Mont Blanc massif and the immense glacier of the Mer de Glace. It is also the best section to see chamois and ibex on the rocky ledges. Enjoy a meal at Lac Blanc Refuge and the stunning mountain views.

Mont Blanc

Europe's highest peak at 4810m dominates the skyline as you walk around the Mont Blanc massif. Massive glaciers tumble down the flanks of the mountain to the valleys around it's sides. 

When to trek the tour du mont blanc.

June through September is the recommended time to travel if you want to walk the circuit. Outside of these times the passes are most often blocked with snow and it is not recommended for people not experienced with Alpine walking and snow conditions, plus many of the refuges will be closed.

The summer really is the time to aim for safe and enjoyable walking with the maximum options for sleeping. June can still be quite cool and it is not unusual for snow to be on the passes in mid-June but generally speaking during this period you can expect 20–30°C at lower altitudes and at night temperatures can fall below 10°C.

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we are your TOUR DU MONT BLANC experts.

  • Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now.
  • We employ only qualified International Mountain Leaders to run our trips, so you know you will have a safe and enjoyable trip.
  • No dormitory rooms here! We use comfortable private rooms on our trips and look for the best available accommodation in each location.
  • We take extra care in choosing your accommodation and supplementing our food supplies translates to the best experience for you the trail.
  • Our office staff take our European Alps trips each year, ensuring you receive up-to-date, first-hand advice.
  • We offer training days and free information nights before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.